Experiential by its very nature, Geology is hands-on at Guilford. Topics covered include rocks, minerals, fossils, Earth history, plate tectonics, climate and weather, rivers and groundwater, oceans, mapping, sedimentology, natural hazards and environmental science. From your first Geology courses to your capstone classes that could land you in Egypt, you'll be out in the field studying rocks, structures, fossils and the environment.
Students engage in original laboratory work where they design their own experiments and research, which is presented at professional meetings or national conferences. Numerous study abroad experiences in places including Bhutan, Australia, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, Tanzania, Italy, Germany and Ecuador can be tailored to individual interests.
The Geology program establishes a firm academic and experiential foundation in Geology that serves as a springboard to graduate study, professional Geology and employment in industry, teaching, art, environmental science, creative writing, law, resource management and geography.